Permits Filed for 109 East 79th Street on the Upper East Side, Manhattan

109 East 79th Street on the Upper East Side, Manhattan109 East 79th Street via Google Maps

Permits have been filed for a 19-story apartment building at 109 East 79th Street on the Upper East Side, Manhattan. Located between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, the interior lot is two blocks north of the 77th Street subway station, serviced by the 4 and 6 trains. Legion Investment Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.

The proposed 209-foot-tall development will yield 145,000 square feet of residential space, with 113,000 square feet being the zoning floor area. The building will have a total of 36 condominiums. The concrete-based structure will also have a cellar and rooftop.

SLCE Architects is the architect of record with Gloria Glas responsible for the design.

Demolition permits were filed in September of last year. An estimated completion date has not been announced.

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13 Comments on "Permits Filed for 109 East 79th Street on the Upper East Side, Manhattan"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Elicitation on your reported not elided from me, it’s eligible to read. (Hello YIMBY)

    • Please pardon me for stinking up the place: To dig or not to dig that is the answer. (Your’e welcome New York).

  2. Alexander P Gardner | May 2, 2019 at 9:11 am | Reply

    I’m curious how they’ll take down 109 and yet leave 111. They were obviously constructed together, with overlapping pieces of limestone facade.

  3. FYI – the 4 train is an express train & does not stop at 77th unless there are issues/construction.

  4. This material…concrete base doesn’t compare to the beauty of limestone. Yet another ugly overpriced new development where it does not belong will be replacing something elegant. When will this stop.

  5. This is tragic. The existing building is gorgeous.

  6. Enough already! There must be a way to put a moratorium on these greedy developers! They have moratoriums in different towns, states, villages..Somebody has to have a big enough voice!Give the city a break..It’s not Healthy for anything/one that is growing!

  7. Martha Shepherd | May 2, 2019 at 2:10 pm | Reply

    Too bad the developer can’t leave the existing façade(s). Why not gut only the inside. Too costly i reckon. I would visit my GrandParents in NYC in the late ’50s. It was magic then.. Do Heritage Laws exist in The Big Apple. They should enforce them.

  8. City should be stopping this kind of destruction, what are they doing about this problem? The UES does not need anty more high rise bldgs.

  9. Margaret Ames | May 3, 2019 at 12:40 pm | Reply

    Another overpriced, sterile apartment building that will remove what’s left of the charm of another neighborhood. It’s heartbreaking.

  10. Birdy Gallant | May 6, 2019 at 5:28 pm | Reply

    How VILE!
    Perhaps these same ‘developers’ could use their bodies as the cornerstones, and we end all of these unsightly behemoths.

  11. Someone stop the demolition! Make some noise!! I just contacted the Landmarks Preservation Commission although I’m certain it’s too late for that.

  12. Where is Landmarks?

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